The Nation is Talking About Memphis

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SmartAsset study finds Memphis is the No. 1 U.S. city where your salary goes the furthest

Mar 24, 2023 |
In recent years, Memphis has earned spots on a variety of lists that could draw people into the city. For example, in late 2019 — shortly before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic — Forbes named it one of the 25 Best Places to Visit in 2020. In 2021, Time Magazine touted it as one of the World’s […]

Red Bull Dance Your Style returns to Memphis: What to know about the street dance contest

Mar 23, 2023 | | Online
The two guest stars slated for Red Bull event are ascendant Memphis' rap stars Duke Deuce and NLE Choppa. When it comes to contemporary Memphis

Red Bull Dance Your Style Memphis

Mar 23, 2023 | | Online
6 popular street dance competitions. Street dance is about showcasing creativity and character. Check out how these street dance competitions do just that.

Memphis Black Restaurant Week returns, with estimated $2.5M impact on the menu

Feb 28, 2023 | | Online
At any one time, Cynthia Daniels is planning four events simultaneously. Currently among the items on the docket for the owner of the events group Cynthia Daniels & Co. are Memphis Black Restaurant Week, which kicks off March 5 and is bookended by the chef-focused Black Opulence on March 4 and the Soulful Food Truck Festival on March 12. […]

Memphis International Airport receives $15M in FAA funding

Feb 28, 2023 | | Online
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration awarded $14.8 million in Airport Terminal Program funding to Memphis International Airport. The FAA on Monday, Feb. 27, announced $967 million in funding for almost 100 airports in the U.S., including Memphis.  The funding is from one of three aviation programs created through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs […]

As hip-hop turns 50, where does Memphis fit into its future?

Feb 27, 2023 | | Music, Online
At this year’s Grammy Awards, a Memphis rapper was presented as one of the new torchbearers of hip-hop. That rapper, Gloria “GloRilla” Woods, is not only from Memphis but so is Anthony “Hitkidd” Holmes, the producer of her biggest hit. Woods is also signed to a record label created by another Memphis rapper. If GloRilla, her […]

Memphian plans Culture Collab coworking space in Hickory Hill for the BIPOC community

Feb 27, 2023 | | Online
Melissa Nelms felt it was important to provide a place in the Bluff City for people of color with creative abilities to come together in one space. It is why the local entrepreneur is creating the Culture Collab, which is expected to be a new coworking and networking hub geared toward Black, Indigenous, and people of […]

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital files permits for high-rises in $1B project — largest in city history

Feb 27, 2023 | | Online
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has filed two construction permits with the Memphis and Shelby County Division of Planning and Development to begin the process of erecting two new towers on its campus. The nonprofit is set to spend more than $40 million to build the foundation of a 15-story outpatient clinic building and another $34 […]

Shelby County prepares to switch to solar power for two buildings

Feb 27, 2023 | | Online
Nearly 75% of Shelby County government’s greenhouse gas emissions originate from its buildings, but Mayor Lee Harris’ administration is planning on changing that figure with two new solar arrays. The $589,000 project will soon provide 216 kilowatts of power to two government buildings located near Shelby Farms Park: Code Enforcement and Information Technology Services. The solar panels […]

Local partnership secures $15M federal grant to support community schools

Feb 6, 2023 | | Online
The U.S. Department of Education has awarded several dozen grants — including one for Shelby County — to support the community school model across the country. A $15 million grant was awarded to Shelby County Community Schools Partnership (SCCSP) as part of the Department of Education’s Full-Service Community Schools (FSCS) Program. The SCCSP is a collaboration between Seeding […]